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Parks & Recreation Minutes 08/17/17

Present for the Park & Recreation Committee and attending the meeting were:           Andy Goldman, Chairman, Warren Doty, Tim Carroll, Jane Slater, Julie Flanders and Chuck Hodgkinson.  Also attending were Barbara Armstrong, Wes Brighton, Tim Broderick and Jesse Burton.  Jim Malkin did not attend.     

The meeting came to order at 8:02 AM.

Lot 1 A:  John Armstrong fishing shack interviews:  The Committee interviewed each of the three remaining candidates for this bulkhead lot—Tim Broderick, Wes Brighton and Jesse Burton.  The first interview of Scott McDowell took place the evening of August 16.  The three successive interviews concluded at 9:15 AM.  The Committee unanimously agreed all four candidates are highly qualified and deserving of the lot.  The Chair suggested taking a few days to ponder and meet again in a week to deliberate and select the lot recipient.  All agreed.  The meeting will be either Thursday,                 August 24 @ 8:00 AM or Friday, August 25 @ 8:00 AM.

2017 lot leases:  Chuck H. explained Stanley’s lease is still outstanding and added this will be concluded in a day or so.  The summer got in the way of the paper work.

2018 lot lease applications form and timing:  The Committee discussed the process for awarding the 2018 Bulkhead lot leases and agreed to the timing.

Old business.  The July 28 Bulkhead lot site visits were discussed and all agreed there were no significant issues of a tenant selling unapproved items.  The Committee also agreed that once all the lots are awarded for the 2018 calendar year a group meeting among all retail tenants and the Menemsha Market proprietors will be scheduled to review the product lists for 2018.  Mr. Goldman mentioned Larsen’s Fish Market expressed concern about Menemsha Fish Market’s recent engagement in aggressive intercept marketing practices.  Mr. Goldman spoke with Stanley and the activities were stopped.

Time will be reserved for topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate.  Chuck H. reviewed two draft requests for CPA Park & Recreation funds that will be reviewed by the Community Preservation Committee on September 6 for possible voter consideration at a fall Special Town Meeting.  After reviewing the first proposed article seeking $20,000 to restore the two town-owned fishing shacks on an as-needed basis, the Committee agreed they will no longer need the funds.  A motion was made to withdraw this request for CPA funds.  The motion was seconded and unanimously approved with five in favor.

The second is seeking an additional appropriation of CPA Park & Recreation funds to supplement the existing $350,000 construction budget for the Town’s portion of the Squibnocket project.  Approximately $343,000 remain.  Chuck H. said he will bring more details to next week’s meeting.

The July 21, 2017 meeting minutes were reviewed and approved as presented by consensus.

With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 AM.

Respectfully submitted, Chuck Hodgkinson, CAS

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